Psychology (323) 343-2250

Theodore S. Bell
Professor and Chair of Psychology; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4699

Dr. Bell is an expert on cognitive psychology, memory, sensation and perception, speech intelligibility, voice recognition, acoustics, and hearing science. His research has been funded by a contract from the Veteran Administration Research and Development Award Program to study speech intelligibility problems of individuals with hearing-impairment. He has done editorial consulting for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. His honors include a Special Performance Award from the Department of Surgery at UCLA in 1985, and the Annual Award of Commendation from the Department of Psychology at University of Louisville, 1979-1980.

Fluent in: French.

Fary Cachelin
Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Harvard University
Contact: (323) 343-5005

Dr. Cachelin is an expert on eating disorders, dieting, obesity and child psychopathology.

Fluent in: Farsi.

Ramani Durvasula
Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-5872

Dr. Durvasula, an expert in health psychology, HIV/AIDS, neuropsychology and women’s health, is a recipient of the American Association of University 2002 Women’s Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars and the 2003 Cal State L.A. Distinguished Women’s Award.

Mitchell L. Eisen
Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., University of Miami
Contact: (323) 343-5006

Dr. Eisen has been published in the following areas: effects of child maltreatment, effects of trauma on children and adults, eye-witness memory suggestibility, forensic interviewing of children and hypnosis. Eisen has received federal funding for research on the effects of abuse and trauma on children’s memory.

Gaithri Fernando
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress; Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Contact: (323) 343-2260

Dr. Fernando is a clinical psychologist specializing in posttraumatic stress in the context of war and extreme traumas such as torture; traumatic stress in the context of child abuse and domestic violence; and separation-related attachment difficulties due to “piecemeal immigration” among families. Other areas of specialty include cross-cultural psychology and ethnic minority issues in psychology.

Kimberly R. King
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323)343-2277

Dr. King is an expert in the study of women of color, particularly racial and feminist identity and discrimination experiences among African American women. She has lectured and published articles in race relations, psychology of gender, psychological effects of racism, sexism, and poverty, social and psychological causes of youth violence, and minority and low-income (at-risk) youth.

Eric Kohatsu
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., University of Maryland
Contact: (323) 343-2270

Dr. Kohatsu’s expertise include clinical counseling, cross-cultural psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology and race relations.

Richard Maddox
Director, Early Entrance Program (EEP); M.S., Cal State L.A.
Contact: (323) 343-2287

Richard Maddox is the director of Cal State L.A.’s Early Entrance Program (EEP), which introduces exceptionally gifted adolescents, some as young as 12, directly into University life. The Cal State L.A. EEP is one of two programs of its kind in the Western United States and-with 100 students-the largest such program in the nation. Maddox is an expert in adolescent development with special emphasis on the scholastic maturation of extraordinarily gifted and talented students. He brings with him the unique qualification of having been a student participant in a number of academic programs for gifted/talented youths. He has been involved with the outstanding youth scholars of Cal State L.A.’s EEP since 1990 as an advisor and administrator, and has been on the psychology faculty at Cal State L.A.

Pamela Regan
Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Contact: (323) 343-2289

Dr. Regan is an evolutionary social psychologist specializing in sexuality, romantic love, and gender. Her research includes beliefs about sexual desires, the experience of romantic love, casual sex, mate selection, the physical attractiveness stereotype, and seduction strategies. In addition, she is a statistician with a particular interest in multivariate analyses and experimental methodology. Dr. Regan has published more than 50 papers and her research has been a focus of many magazine articles. She serves on the editorial board of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, The Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, and Personal Relationships. She is the author of The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage (Sage, 2003), Lust: What We Know About Human Sexual Desire (with Ellen Berscheid; Sage, 1999), and The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (with Ellen Berscheid; Prentice-Hall, 2004).

Hank Schlinger
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Contact: (323) 343-2257

Dr. Schlinger is director of the graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis in the Psychology Department at CSULA and an expert on applied behavior anaylsis, child-rearing and education, autism, behavior problems in children (e.g., ADHD) and adults (e.g., drug dependence), and animal training, as well as more theoretical topics such as language, intelligence, memory, perception, and consciousness. He is author of three books-Psychology: A Behavioral Overview (with Poling, Starin and Blakely); A Behavior Analytical View of Child Development and An Introduction to Scientific Psychology (with Poling), all published by Plenum Press, New York. In addition to publishing more than 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, he has written articles for for, and he wrote the “Behavioral Health” column for the Arroyo Monthly magazine for almost three years, in which he provided expert advice on a wide range of behavioral problems affecting children, adult relationships, the elderly, and pets.

Kaveri Subrahmanyam
Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2279

Dr. Subrahmanyam is an expert on children’s cognitive and language development. She is knowledgeable about how children form concepts and learn quantitative skills (e.g.: counting and measurement). She is also interested on the effect of interactive media (computer, video games, Internet) on children. She has lectured on “Computer Games for Girls: What Makes Them Play?” She was a lead author on a study about the use of online social networks by emerging adults, published by the Journal of Applied Development Psychology, Nov.-Dec. 2008.

Fluent in: Hindi, Tamil.